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Julia L. Jennison

Ms. Jennison’s practice focuses on environmental, land use, water resources, sustainability, administrative and real estate law.

Areas of Practice

  • Represents government entities and private sector clients in all aspects of state and federal environmental resource permitting, state water use and wastewater permitting, mitigation banking and endangered species matters. This representation includes advising clients through all phases of local, state and federal approval processes from the application through the defense and prosecution of any administrative, local or federal challenges that may ensue.

  • Represents public and private clients with matters before the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the various Florida water management districts, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other agencies.

  • Assists in strategy development and securing grant funding for projects and programs (over $3.8 million secured).

  • Represents special districts, municipalities, counties and private landowners on environmental, water resource, land use, growth management/comprehensive planning, climate change/energy, development, funding and environmental resource issues including implementation of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan and other restoration projects.

  • Represents Tribal entities on various water resource, wetlands, and land use and zoning issues, including development and permitting of mixed use development.

  • Represents public and private clients in all aspects of real estate, including drafting and analysis of easements, deeds, covenants and restrictions, and special assets evaluation from an environmental permitting perspective.

  • Represents clients in real estate negotiations, transactions and related matters and disputes.

  • Held the position of Senior Legal Research Assistant for the South Florida Water Management District for 13 years.

Publications and Presentations

Professional, Civic and Community Involvement

  • The Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Development and Land Use Committee, Chair; Fellow, 2014-2016

  • The Florida Bar, Environmental and Land Use Law Section, Past CLE Co-Chair

  • The Palm Beach County Bar Association, Environmental and Land Use Law Committee, Member

  • Leadership Palm Beach County, Class of 2008

  • The American Heart Association, Lawyers Have Heart Committee

  • The Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County, Board Member (2015-2018)

  • Friends of the Gale Academy of Environmental Science and Technology, Forest Hill High School, Board Member and Past President

  • Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches, Member

  • National Association of Realtors, Member

  • Florida Association of Realtors, Member

Awards and Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Environmental Law and Real Estate Law, 2024

  • Palm Beach Illustrated Magazine Top Lawyer in Real Estate Law, 2020-2022

  • Recipient of the 2017 Environmental Tree Award for outstanding love, dedication and commitment to environmental education



  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 2004

  • B.S., Palm Beach Atlantic University, 1999